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post #1 of 9
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Ok first of all "ddr2-800 at 3-3-3-11" what does the 800 and the 3-3-3-11 mean?

Anyway I'm trying to get my computer to be able to perform better and play games at high quality and be future-proof.
It was manufactured so I need a new motherboard so I can OC.

This is my RAM, do I need to upgrade it?

http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/112/ddgdgep7.jpg

http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/9673/dryrfyuyi9.jpg

I read something about if you want to OC the CPU I need to get RAM with faster bus speeds, I want to OC the E6300 to 3.5GHz.

Now for the motherboard, I really have no clue what to get.
I'll only be using 1 graphics card which I shall probably OC.
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post #2 of 9
it means its running at 400 mhz , doubled (DDR) to 800mhz

The timings are 3-3-3-11 meaning .... Like miliseconds in between certain processes , Higher speeds and lower timings = faster PC
    
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post #3 of 9
that screenshot gives us no idea of the ram modules themselves. you have a company or ram model?

the 800 is speed in MHz, the 3-3-3-11 are timings (delays) between certain functions of the memory ic's
    
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It's made by Crucial
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post #7 of 9
you most definitely need a ram upgrade. at least ddr 2 800 if you are thinking of going around 3.5GHz with that 6300
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post #8 of 9
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dude could you find me some top of the range ram?
I'm thinking 1333 bus speed? if thats possible?
I'm really looking for ram with the highest possible bus speed and easy overclockability
DDR2 not DDR3
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